Noé Soulier and Jeffrey Mansfield share the outcome of their collaborative attempt to devise a specific gestural vocabulary to describe sounds and hearing, as a continuation of Council’s inquiry on hearing modes, Tacet. With the support of Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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lecture and performance

  • Jeffrey Mansfield
  • Noe Soulier

conception & curation

  • Virginie Bobin
  • Council (Grégory Castéra & Sandra Terdjman)


  • Denise Kahler
  • Stephen Toth

many thanks to

  • Tarek Atoui
  • Fran Benitez
  • Diane Cohen
  • Annie Dorsen
  • Elizabeth Feidelson
  • Andrew Fisher
  • Jenny Schlenzka

    Image : Composing Differences, April 21-27, 2014 © MoMA PS1; Photo: Kendall Waldman.

is a designer and architect. Profoundly deaf since birth, his M. Arch Thesis explored the intersection of deafness and architecture.

dances and studies philosophy. In lieu of holistic speculations, he prefers to analyze linguistic operations. He is thus interested in the relation between analytic philosophy and choreography. Idéographie (2011) deals with the expression of chains of arguments through dance. Signe Blanc (2012) explores the tension between movement and language in pantomime, and Mouvement sur Mouvement (2013) reveals the choreographic dimension of gestures that comment on William Forsythe’s dancing in his Improvisation Technologies.

— Location

MoMA PS1, New York 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

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— Entrance

Free, $10 for Sunday session

— Opening

21st -26th by invitation only, 27th at 3pm